|Project by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB||posted 02-11-2014 07:19 PM||4000 views||13 times favorited||8 comments|
Last week, I posted a super simple handscrew clamp made from hardware store parts. It is fully functional and performs its job perfectly, though it is difficult to clamp things when the jaws are not closely parallel. I put some play in the shafts to allow for it to clamp when slightly out of parallel, but modern handscrew clamps added a pivoting barrel nut to allow for greater tolerances. So woodworkers are more used to that style of clamp. Still wanting to make my own clamps, here is the modern design.
I am demonstrating in this video only those aspects which are different from the previous build. If you want schematics for the jaws and handle, you can click here.
Additional materials needed:
2 – 1/2” round rod (12” in length)
4 – 3/4” round rod (1-1/2” in length)
Tap and Die (1/2”-13 both right and left handed)
-- Fr. Thomas, http://www.monkwerks.org